“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” We’ve heard this phrase over and again since our earliest school days – usually after experiencing repeated failure. It epitomizes one characteristic that helps us develop into productive members of society: persistence. Persistence is defined as firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. In by that definition it is neither a positive or negative activity. ….
There’s a good reason to get your teenager off the couch and out the door for work. Studies show that “work experiences are a critical component of preparing youth for
transition to adulthood.” In particular, early work experiences – especially those in which the work is combined with a targeted skills training component – help young people develop those elusive “soft skills” for which employers are increasingly ….
So, Mom and Dad, how did this school year go for you? Did your student soar through school assignments with ease? Was he or she a constant source of joy for the family? Or was your daily experience a living nightmare as you tried to ….